1881-CC $10.00 PCGS MS62 CAC

If you collect high grade, Condition Census quality Carson City eagles, you know that the 1881-CC is essentially unavailable above MS62. I know of at least six different PCGS MS62's (and have handled four of these) of which all are placed in tightly-held collections. This example, which comes from the exact same source as a very similar quality PCGS MS62 I sold at the FUN show to a CC specialist, is bright and very lustrous with nice medium rose shadings over light golden surfaces. The strike is very sharp and there are just a few minor scuffs seen here and there in the obverse fields; the reverse grades MS63 on its own. The last PCGS MS62 with a CAC sticker to sell at auction was Heritage 6/11: 5208 which brought $13,800. Back in June 2004, a PCGS MS62 sold for $16,100 in the Goldberg auction. With the CC gold market poised to be reignited by the upcoming sale of the Battle Born collection, I would suggest that serious collectors take advantage of opportunities such as this 1881-CC eagle while they are still available.